ATC codes: J01GB06
Multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis ICD11 code: ML32.00
Medicines for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) should be used in specialized centres adhering to WHO standards for TB control.
Parenteral > General injections > unspecified: 250 mg per mL in 2 mL vial (as sulfate)
EML status history
Also recommended for children
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
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Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The Committee recommended deletion from the EML and/or EMLc of various formulations and strengths of amikacin (injection: 100 mg/2 mL (as sulfate) in 2 mL vial), ethambutol (Oral liquid: 25 mg/mL), ethionamide (tablet: 125 mg), isoniazid (oral liquid: 50 mg/5 mL), linezolid (powder for oral liquid: 100 mg/5 mL), p-aminosalicylic acid (granules: 4 g in sachet) and pyrazinamide (oral liquid: 30 mg/mL), noting that they are not optimal formulations and strengths for tuberculosis treatment.